Interesting. Thank you for your reply.H,
I suggest that you step out of the 1960's and move into this Century and buy a Robot cleaner.. Like this one as an example...
No need to run your pool pump to clean the pool and it does a better job and scrubs the walls and waterline tile.
No problem The more we learn about various pool cleaner alternatives the betterTanning ledge? Baja shelf? Heck, I don't know what it's called, but you can see it in my profile pic.
Sorry HEKTO, not trying to hi-jack. I've been considering a robot myself.
H,If I understand correctly it's electricity powered cleaner. Does it just stays under water all the time as the pressure cleaner or i need to put it in for the duration of cleaning? Also what is the usual lifespan of this type of cleaner
Thank you for your explanation. However i'm still not clear how this robots needs to be setup. Is there a control unit of some kind? do u mount it somewhere near your pool? from what i have see in videos these control units don't look weather resistantH,
I have three of them.. The two at rent houses stay in the pool all the time unless taken out by the renters when swimming.. In the summer, the one at my house comes out when it is done, as I don't like to see it in my pool.. and I tend to only need to run it every few days.. In the winter I am not so picky and it often stays in several days and only comes out when the weather is nice. The idea that you "must" take them out each day is total bull stuff...
They have internal filters, that need to be cleaned. How often depends on how much "stuff' sinks to the bottom of your pool.. I usually clean all three of mine about once a week, during my normal routine maintenance.
I have been using robots a long time.. I originally bought two used Dolphin Diagnostics.. I used them for about 8 years before going with the current S200s.. I also had a Dolphin Premier at my pool which I moved to a rent house pool... It is over five years old and still working fine.
If you decide to buy one, I suggest that you call Margaret at Marina Pool and Spa... No internet sales, must be by phone. An S200 is/was $699 with no tax and free 2 day shipping.